The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has set a date of Oct. 18-19, 2013 to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

The Heart of America Trucking Show will be open to members, non-members and the public.

Mike Schermoly, OOIDA marketing director, says more details about the event will be released in the next coming weeks.

Attendees can plan on a weekend of gatherings, education, contests, truck beauty competitions, concerts, food, vendors and all-around good fun in celebrating the association's 40 years.

The location for the celebration, the Kansas Speedway, annually hosts national NASCAR events, which includes two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events.